Mexican Shredded Beef

Mexican Shredded Beef

Taco night at our house always includes the usual condiments; queso fresco, avocado, onions, cilantro and the like.  The way it’s changed up is with the filling.  It might be chicken, ground beef, steak, carnitas or in this case shredded beef, which is basically a pot roast with herbs and spices to add some zing.  Even though it’s fairly simple to make, many people mess it up by making it too bland.  I’m all for making it palatable enough for the kids, but as I’ve said before-boring is boring. So this is for everyone who enjoys tacos as much as I … Continue reading

Wet Burritos with homemade enchilada sauce

Wet Burritos with homemade enchilada sauce

Like most families, we have our regular rotation of meals.  Spaghetti, pizza, roast chicken and of course tacos.  In my family tacos are king; and not just any tacos but steak tacos Arrachera.  But sometimes I just get in the mood for a big burrito topped with enchilada sauce and melted cheese; and last night was one of those nights.  When I’m in a rush I do use canned sauce, but when I have the time I prefer to make my own.  Homemade sauce is far better than canned and you can control the heat level by choosing different chiles.  So next time, … Continue reading

Ken’s Kickin’ Posole

Pork and hominy gently stewed in a red sauce

I love Cinco de Mayo.  Any day that gives you an excuse to drink margaritas and gorge on Mexican food is OK in my book.  We’ll have the typical rice, beans, chips and guacamole, salsa and the like; but my favorites are steak tacos and posole.  The steak meat is arrachera, click the link to an easy and wonderful recipe from a gal named SB on allrecipes.com.  Hard to improve on good steak filling, so I’m not.  But I will give you my posole recipe-Ken’s Kickin’ Posole.  It’s part stew and part soup…a stoup!  Yeah, corny I know.  But,  it is … Continue reading